Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Disney Dad In Training

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December 13, 2013
We got away to the comic book shop! Don't tell Mommy!

My wife was able to work out a mix of business and pleasure on a trip our family took to Florida this year. We stayed off property in a rental house with the sponsor of my wife’s project, and we did Disney as a family for several days. Then came the day where mommy had...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #8: Cinderella’s Holiday Wish (2013)

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December 9, 2013
A view of the Castle Dream Lights from Main Street USA

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #8 (December 6th 2013). During the holiday season at Walt Disney World, there’s so much to see & so much to do!  I’ll do my best to cover some of my recent experiences during the 2013 holiday season.  Let’s start with one of the most obvious,...
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Fabulous, Fun and Free!

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November 29, 2013
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Since the holiday shopping season is upon us and budgets are stretched to the max, I figured it would be a good opportunity to share a few things that will not cost you any money when visiting Walt Disney World.  Try one, several, or all twenty five of these and learn that it is...
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Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

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November 27, 2013
Things I Am Thankful For: The Disney Edition

  It’s the time of year for us all to reminisce and give thanks. This year, rather than bore you with things from home, I decided to share the things I am thankful for at Walt Disney World:  . Disney Transportation: Bus, Boat, Monorail…Unless you’re either a Castmember or a guest vacationing at the Contemporary Resort, the odds are...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #7: Talking Mickey at TST, Everyday!!!

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November 26, 2013
Town Square Theater, the new home of Talking Mickey at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.  Check out the Video edition of Sams Disney Diary in the WDW FanZone, Episode #7  http://youtu.be/A3WmInuwncg

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #7 (November 24th 2013)— Earlier this fall, Princess Fairytale Hall opened in Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom.  This part of the “New Fantasyland” expansion represents a new home for the Disney Princess Meet and Greets, more specifically a place for Cinderella (and a friend) and Rapunzel...
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Rain? No Worries – There is Plenty to Do!

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November 20, 2013
Rain?  No Worries – There is Plenty to Do!

On our last visit to Disney World, we had a day where the weather was less than magical.  As my husband and I ate breakfast, we started talking about how to spend the day since it was raining (and supposed to continue until late afternoon).  We came up with quite a few options –...
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I’m With The Band

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November 15, 2013
Fast Pass+ check in at Princess Fairytale Hall

In October, I headed back to Disney World for a few things, Boyz II Men shows at Epcot’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series, the Food and Wine Festival, and to test out the new MagicBands during my stay at Saratoga Springs Resort.   As you may know from my previous article, I was asked...
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Kidcot Fun Stops – Fun For Kids of All Ages at Epcot!

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November 14, 2013
Kidcot Fun Stops – Fun For Kids of All Ages at Epcot!

Planning at trip to Walt Disney World (WDW) is a lot of fun.  It’s a good thing to plan out what parks you want to visit on what days in advance.  If you are a parent of a younger child you may pass on going to the World Showcase side of Epcot because you...
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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

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November 6, 2013
The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

My house is currently filled with the aromas of baking cookies; the pumpkin cheesecake is setting up in the fridge; and gingerbread cookie dough is in the freezer, ready to be rolled out. Holiday baking has started in my home, in large part because we’ll be visiting Walt Disney World in December. It is...
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